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prior in Christianity topic

priorprior2 noun [countable]  1 RRCthe man in charge of a priory2 RRCthe priest next in rank to the person in charge of an abbey3 informal a previous occasion when someone was found guilty of a crime two priors for homicide
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priorIdeally, eligibility for membership and the verification thereof should have been established prior to the process of resettlement commencing.After education at Oxford, he became the greatest of all the priors at Bridlington.